Archive for March 2015

Mirror Neurons

Embodied Empathy: Mirror Neurons

by Penny Boreham Non-verbal communication We are all constantly assessing, interpreting and discerning non verbal signals from each other during our every single interaction. We humans all possess this innate and highly sophisticated skill. There are of course so many facets to non verbal communication and our therapists at Khiron House are finely tuned in […]

Trauma And Sleep Disturbance: A Vicious Circle

by Penny Boreham “the innocent sleep, Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, chief nourisher in life’s feast.” (Macbeth by Shakespeare) Trauma and Sleep Disturbance: a vicious circle It can seem like a vicious circle of […]

Dr Francine Shapiro

The Beginning Of EMDR Therapy

by Penny Boreham How EMDR (Eye Movement¬†Desensitization¬†and Reprocessing) began It is always fascinating and revealing to unearth how particular therapies were developed. One of the therapies we use at Khiron House is EMDR. The purpose of this therapy (which involves alternating left-right stimulation of the brain with eye movements, sounds or taps) is to stimulate […]

Dr Jill Bolte Taylor holding a brain

Inspiration and Reflection Part Three

by Penny Boreham In this series of blogs – Inspiration and Reflection, members of staff at Khiron House are choosing and sharing the words of an inspiring thinker/writer/practitioner who has made an impact on them and encouraged them to reflect more deeply on the work they do. Today one of our practitioners, Humphrey Bacchus, who […]

A Key Relationship Between Trauma And Autonomic Nervous System

by Penny Boreham There are a multitude of highly significant reciprocal relationships going on in our bodies all the time, but there is one key and complex interaction between two branches of our nervous system that is central to how our body responds to trauma. Understanding that interaction and interplay of the relationship between trauma […]